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Cat Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.7683, -73.9737 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Cat Rock -- approaching from the stone steps.

Description 

Cat Rock faces southwest, and so it's dark rock receives plenty of sun. Since it is also fairly well protected from wind, head here when its cold out. You'll also want to bring a crashpad...one of the easier problems here (Cat Corner) has a pretty bad landing and many of the others top out at about 15 ft.

Getting There 

Directly north of Wollman Rink, just to the left (west) of a staircase. Take the path from the stairs to avoid stepping in dog and homeless man shit.

Climbing Season

For the Central Park area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cat Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cat Rock:
Cat Arete   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Cat Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Micah gaining the right hand pinch.

Fancy Feast V4 6B  NY : New York City : ... : Cat Rock
Haven't done this one yet, so going by the guidebook description. This is also known as The Pinch Problem.Start with your left hand on a small, left-facing, lieback hold, which is nearly 6' above the ground and 5' right of the obtuse arete at the left end. Your right hand goes on a crimp to the right. The first move is to place the right hand on the pinch hold at the short and very rightmost vertical seam. Take the direct line to the lowest top-out without using the sloping shelf to the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

Photos of Cat Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the summit of Cat Rock, looking south.
View from the summit of Cat Rock, looking south.
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching Cat Rock from the sidewalk over from r...
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Cat Rock from the sidewalk over from r...
Rock Climbing Photo: 1-Cat Arete (V0+), 2-L.O.T.A. (V3), 3-Elias (V8), ...
BETA PHOTO: 1-Cat Arete (V0+), 2-L.O.T.A. (V3), 3-Elias (V8), ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice crack at Cat Crack area.
Nice crack at Cat Crack area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Best approach is up these steps and turn left alon...
BETA PHOTO: Best approach is up these steps and turn left alon...
Rock Climbing Photo: Corner and arete shown here.
Corner and arete shown here.
Rock Climbing Photo: Komba on Scratching Post V3
Komba on Scratching Post V3

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